Bourbon Baked Peaches

These baked peaches are a quick and easy dessert packed with flavor. The caramel like sauce is perfect to pour over the peaches topped with ice cream. This is a great, light seasonal dessert.

This is one of my recipes that I love to make when I want an easy dessert to make that is still comforting. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and can be made while dinner is cooking. Once summer rolls around the peaches are perfect for such a simple preparation. 

In this recipe

The caramel like sauce is what gives the peaches their wonderful flavor. While caramel sauces are normally made with white sugar this one is made with brown sugar. You can use either kind of brown sugar but I happen to prefer using dark brown sugar as its flavors are more intense. If you are not a fan of bourbon replace it with additional vanilla or with honey. 

ingredients for bourbon baked peaches
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Using the right skillet

While you don’t have to use a cast iron skillet for this recipe it does make it easier. You can use a baking dish or sauté pan that can go into to oven. The benefit of using the pan you cooked the sauce in for the peaches is that it is already hot. This will help speed up cooking and also make sure that the peaches cook evenly. 

caramel sauce in a cast iron skillet
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uncooked peaches in a cast iron skillet
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baked peaches in a cast iron skillet
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Making baked peaches

When baking these peaches you want to make sure that the cut side is facing down on the skillet or baking dish. The peaches should still be a little firm when they are removed from the oven. If they are cooked too long they can become too soft and turn mushy. The skin may start to peel away from the peach and that is ok.

A bowl of bourbon baked peaches
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Do I have to bake them?

No you don’t have to at all. You can place them on the grill as well or cook them on the stove. If you are going to grill the peaches then pour the sauce over the peaches once they are done cooking. If you would like to cook them on the stove to not move the peaches once you have placed them down. You will also want to spoon the sauce over the top of the peaches as well. 

A bowl of bourbon baked peaches with extra sauce on the side with a blue plate with 2 peach halves and ice cream on it.
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Bourbon Baked Peaches

Sean
Pears baked in a caramel sauce with bourbon and vanilla
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 213 kcal

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds peaches halved
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • ¼ cup butter unsalted
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F, 190°C, or gas mark 5.
  • In a cast iron skillet, melt the butter and brown sugar until it boils. Add the salt, vanilla, and bourbon. remove from the heat and add the peaches sliced side down.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 976IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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Keyword Bourbon, Caramel, Peach
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